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04 October 2018

RC Laser Nationals - 29/1st October

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The 10th Australian RC Laser National Titles were sailed at Mawson Lakes, South Australia from Friday 28th September to Monday 1st October 2018. The titles were sailed in good weather with moderate to light breezes and the conduct of sailors was excellent. It was great to have two New Zealanders competing in an Australian national title – Graham Watson and Linton Little.

The first day started with a light and variable south-westerly, and the seeding races were all sailed on A rigs and were won by Scott Mitchell, Roman Wenger and Graham Watson. By the end of the next set of heats, most sailors were down to B rigs and Scott Fleming after advancing from B division to A division showed everyone a clean set of heels. Scott together with Scott Mitchell continued to dominate for the rest of the day as the wind steadily increased to 15 knots.

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01 October 2018

SA RM State Championships - 22/23rd October

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Winners are grinners; SA Marblehead 2018 State Championship
L to R Brett Osborne, Scott Condie and Ray Joyce
 

Wow; what a great weekend of Marblehead competition; best fleet size in the Country for many years for the Marblehead’s.

Twenty five entries with only one non-starter. Due to the number of competitors the Heat Management System was used which was a new experience to some who had never sailed in an event with so many competitors.

Hart’s Mill was the scheduled venue which provides a great vantage point for competitors and is the venue that has been used in Adelaide to conduct major events and the 2016 Nationals. Dry launching from a large pontoon which is accessed by a long gently sloping ramp makes for easy launching and retrieval.

Day one saw racing commence at near the scheduled starting time after registration and Measurement Certificates were sighted and the breeze settled so that a course could be set. Race Officer “Johno” Johnson kept the racing organised and smoothly organised throughout the day. Lunch was provided; great Hamburgers and steak sandwiches, a cut above Subway fare.

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17 September 2018

WA Metro 10R Championships - 8th September

Close Finish at WA Ten Rater Metro's
 
A small but highly competitive fleet gathered for the WA 10R Metro Championship for a fantastic day of sailing (albeit a little chilly) at Maylands Yacht Club on the 16th September.

By start time the early sea breeze started to fill in and the fleet with their A rigs headed out and before long RO Captain Blackwire got the start sequence in motion.

Rosco Bennett drew first blood winning the first race of the day and after three races with two bullets in the bag it was looking as though Rosco might have the goods to go on with it.


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Roger Paul's Diamond AUS86

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11 September 2018

SA RM Bournville Trophy - 9th September

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Sunday the 9th September was the scheduled day for competition for the Bournville Trophy.

The day was forecast as 20 degrees with winds falling from 15 k in the morning to 5 k at sunset. A great day for sailing at Harts Mill, Port Adelaide. The change of venue was sanctioned as the original venue became unsuitable due to the weed problem.

The RO Johno Johnson commenced racing at the scheduled time and concluded at 15:30. A rigs were the order of the day. An incident free days racing ensued.

Racing was conducted in a good natured way thanks to the cooperation of all skippers. There was no aggressive or loud comments made between competitors which made the day all the more enjoyable.

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11 September 2018

SA 2018 10R State Title - 8th September

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After a grey winter in Adelaide, the skippers and race officials enjoyed a pleasant spring day for the SA 2018 10R State Title. Brilliant sunshine and a moderate NW breeze persisted all day at Tiranna Way, West Lakes.

This event was brought forward to coincide with the Bournville Trophy, a one-day ranking event for RM skippers, to entice more interstate skippers to come to Adelaide for a full weekend of sailing. It worked: there were 4 interstate yachts and 9 local yachts on the line at the start of the first heat.

Throughout the day there were minor changes in wind strength and direction. Most skippers kept using their A rigs, although a few changed down to B rigs for some afternoon heats. Two early withdrawals and minor damage to other yachts from time to time meant there were between 9 and 11 starters in most heats.

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30 August 2018

NSW 10 Rater Interclub - 25/26th August

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Lake Macquarie Radio Yacht Club 25/26th August, 2018

Edwards Park on beautiful Lake Macquarie was the location for the 2018 Interclub for 10 Rater yachts hosted by the Lake Macquarie Radio Yacht Club. The event was held on Saturday and Sunday, Scratch on Saturday, and Handicap on Sunday.

Arnold Grant, the PRO, set a predominantly windward/leeward course with the top mark comprising a clearance buoy and the bottom mark being a gate allowing sailors to split strategies.

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21 August 2018

NSW RC Laser State Championships - 19th August 2018

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Well Guys, how should I describe it? How about hard; harsh; difficult? They are the more pleasant words I could use to describe the conditions. It was a day where you just had to hang in there.

 The day for the NSW State RC Laser Championships started out at Dobroyd Aquatic Club feeling fairly benign. There was a cold westerly wind blowing, so an up and down course in front of the deck was set up with a clearance mark set at the windward mark together with and indicator mark to give some size to the zone around the mark. There were a couple of B sails, but a majority of C sails were set for the first race; and then things started going downhill from there. Significant wind shifts occurred through the day; particularly “effective” in the last seconds of the countdown to some of the starts.

A quick decent with everyone on to D sails; and it just got worse from there. The problem was not so much the strength of the wind, but the depth of the lulls between the darkies going through. You would fall into a hole and be essentially stationary with the D sail providing very little assistance in keeping the boat moving. A few C sails re-appeared later in the day more in hope than with logic.

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27 July 2018

WA IOM Perth Classic - 22th July

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2018 IOM Perth Classic

Despite the forecast of winds in excess of 100 kph a fleet of 10 IOM’s sailed for the Perth Radio Sailing Club’s 2018 Perth Classic event which was held at the default venue waters at Champion Lakes in lieu of the club’s Jackadder Lake home waters which were unsuitable at the time. It was looking like being a V10 shootout with Seven V10’s lining up for the prizes.

The event commenced with all boats on B rig with close to C rig conditions at times. The impending arrival of rain and squally weather did not affect the enthusiasm of the sailors as boats lined up for a start of the first race which showed that Glenn Dawson was going to be a force to reckon with his first up win followed by Rosco Bennett with the new V10 (yes, it is also light blue) and Pres. Sean Wallis having to retire due to a gear failure.

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28 June 2018

NSW 'A' Class GP 2 - 23rd June

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On 23rd June Wollongong Model Yacht Club held the A Class GP2 at Dunmore Lakes. This was transferred from Koonawarra Bay Sailing Club at the last minute as they were unable to hold it.

Seven sailors showed up on a cold winters morning to enter the event with little wind blowing on the lake. Racing was postponed till 10.30am to allow for a breeze to fill in, and the first heat was started. As luck would have it the first race took 30 mins and 30 secs for the first boat to finish, so the race was abandoned. Two more races were completed before calling for lunch to allow the wind to fill in.

After lunch the wind strengthened to 7 knots from the West and 14 races were completed until racing concluded at 4.00pm. The majority of races were won by Brian Dill and Warren Norrie in their Swords, while Selwyn Holland and Allan Thomson were also winners in their Gunboats.

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27 June 2018

C/QLD IOM Championship - 23./24th June

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A host of Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Gladstone sailors came to Hervey Bay for the C.Q. I.O.M.Championships. 7 BritPoP’s 5 V10’s, 4 Blitz, 2 Kantun 2s, 1 Kantun S and a Sedici amongst other hull designs made up a fleet of 26.

For the 2 days of the ranking event, racing was sailed in a breeze that ranged from South-West to South-East and from very light to short periods at the top of A rig in strength. Wind variations at this time of year made for a challenge in setting a suitable course, but the high banks along the length of the lake, made for good viewing angles from the control area along the length of the course...more here

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23 June 2018

S/QLD 10R Championship - 17th June

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The South East Queensland 10R regatta - June 17th 2018 attracted a diverse range of yachts, from the latest Sanga design, to a wide selection of other designs, both new and old.  The wind ranged from very light in the morning, to blustery by the end of the day. By the late afternoon, several boats had suffered gear failure and were forced to retire, due to the strong winds...more here

14 June 2018

South Australian RC Laser State Titles, Mawson Lakes, 10th June 2018

sa laserThis year’s titles were our second ever titles and our first to be sailed at our home territory of Mawson Lakes. We again had a healthy clan of eight Victorian sailors, which when combined with some of our local fleet gave a total of eighteen boats. The briefing was held in very calm conditions, but the forecast was for a 10 knot northeaster and within about half an hour of the briefing the wind arrived. The six races sailed before lunch were all sailed with A rigs, although nose-diving became an increasing problem as the morning progressed. It also quickly emerged that Scott Fleming was a clear leader this year, as with the exception of one brilliant race by Jurgen Luther, Scott won four or five of the other races. Scott’s boat speed and his ability to pick wind shifts in the fluky conditions separated him from Scott Mitchell and the rest of the fleet.

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12 June 2018

Aussies at the Ten Rater & Marblehead World’s

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Aussies at the Ten Rater & Marblehead World’s

Germany was the host country for the 2018 Ten Rater & Marblehead World Championships held at Biblis from 24 May to 01 June.

Australia was represented by Kirwan Robb (VIC), Andrew Reid (VIC), David Turton (QLD) & David “Yoda” Thomas (VIC) in both classes with 53 competitors in the Ten Rater Class and 76 in the Marblehead.

Winds were predominantly light over the two championships which probably didn’t suit our team entirely but they still managed to pull of some great results.

In the Ten’s Andy kicked off the championship with some great top ten places and certainly had the potential for a top ten finish although struggled in the latter part of the championship finishing 14th overall. Kirwan also had a good start with a 6th & 4th in the first three races but ended up with a mixed bag finally finishing a creditable 10th overall. Our remaining Aussies, Turts & Yoda finished 23rd & 42nd respectively.

The M’s followed immediately after the Tens and it was Kirwan that opened his score card with a 2nd in the seeding race and with regular top ten finishes, ended up an astounding 4th overall with Andy 17th, Turts 37th and Yoda 52nd.

Overall our team should be proud of their performance, the time and effort to participate on the international stage is significant and on behalf of the ARYA I congratulate them all on their results and effort in representing Australia at the events.

Sean Wallis
President ARYA

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15 May 2018

ARYA Approves 2019 Nationals Venue

The ARYA has advised the QRYA that their request to change the venue for the 2019 Nationals, has been approved by a majority vote of members.

The new location is Regatta Waters Lake at Oxenford, also known as Coomera Lake.  The QRYA has formed an Event Management Committee to run the Nationals as there is no member club sailing at the selected location.  Equipment. including buoys, launching platforms and a boat have been generously offered by PRYC and individual sailors.  This means that the event is already fully equipped to operate at the new location.  The twin Towns club have offered to staff the 10 Rater event and we are receiving offers from other clubs for similar assistance, all to be formalised in the near future.  The QRYA will be seeking volunteers to fill remaining positions from member clubs.

The site is managed by the Southport Yacht Club (SYC) and leased from the Gold Coast City Council (GCCC) for the next 10 years.  As soon as we have formal event approval from the GCCC for the dates we require we will confirm the schedule in our original plan.

11 May 2018

WA IOM South West Championship - 6th May

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2018 Busso Bash

Eleven skippers made the trek down to Busselton on the weekend of May 5 and 6 to join five skippers from Busselton and one from Albany for a weekend of IOM racing.

The venue at Provence Estate had been landscaped and the lake filled since our last visit. Sailing took place at the wide end of the lake where the viewing was from a nicely elevated platform. Parking was a little way from the sailing area, but not too bad at all.

Saturday was a beautiful day, as the sun shone all day. There was a light to moderate, but quite even wind from the north-east. The wind blew from left to right and varied enough for it to be challenging. Everyone had their A rigs up all day.

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